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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

FILE - Chicago Cubs' Hall of Fame infielder, "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks shields his eyes from a spotlight during the Cubs' annual winter baseball convention in Chicago in this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo. Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83. The Cubs announced Banks' death, but did not provide a cause. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

LOVERRO: Ernie Banks a greater 'champion' than Bill Belichick

Banks was one of the greatest players of the 20th century, the greatest power hitting shortstop ever, and we remember him for his decency. That man died Friday night. And we're supposed to care about someone like Belichick today? Published January 25, 2015

Twelve years after former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was arrested in a North Dallas, Texas apartment on a misdemeanor drug charge, he is set to serve as one of the NFL's official alumni captains for Sunday's Pro Bowl. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Personality wipes out transgression in NFL

Ray Rice, you had a rough 2014. You knocked your future wife out on a New Jersey casino elevator and the whole world (save for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell) saw it. You don't know what future, if any, you have in the NFL. Published January 22, 2015

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2004, file photo, Boston Red Sox starter Pedro Martinez throws to the New York Yankees in the first inning of Game 5 of the ALCS in Boston. Martinez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

LOVERRO: Hall of Fame voters prove process isn't broken

Somehow, despite headlines like "Baseball's broken Hall of Fame process" and "Hall of Fame PED hypocrisy must end," baseball writers managed to elect four qualified Hall of Fame candidates. Published January 6, 2015

Washington Redskins President and General Manager Bruce Allen speaks to reporters during an NFL football news conference at the Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

LOVERRO: Bruce Allen's platitudes would have disgusted his father

Allen's father, former Redskins coach George Allen, knew how hollow future promise was after a long history of failure past. Then again, the father would have never given his team a pat on the back for winning two games and trying. Published January 4, 2015